Grilled Pineapple Chicken Recipe

Grilled Pineapple Chicken Recipe – Move over Hawaiian pizza! This tropical chicken has become our new favorite savory pineapple dish. The acidity from the pineapple marinade will help to tenderize the chicken breast and the sugar works to caramelize the meat while grilling. If you want to take this recipe to the next level, you can slice the chicken and throw it into a tortilla with pickled red onion and a bright cabbage slaw.



1 c. unsweetened pineapple juice
3/4 c. ketchup
1/2 c. low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. freshly minced ginger
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tsp. vegetable oil, plus more for grill
1 pineapple, sliced into rings & halved
Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together pineapple juice, ketchup, soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and ginger until combined.
  2. Add chicken to a large resealable plastic bag and pour in marinade. Let marinate in the fridge at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
  3. When ready to grill, heat grill to high. Oil grates and grill chicken, basting with marinade, until charred and cooked through, 8 minutes per side.
  4. Toss pineapple with oil and grill until charred, 2 minutes per side.
  5. Garnish chicken and pineapple with green onions before serving.

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